DVClinSc Scholarship: Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia

School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia

Research environment

The University of Queensland (UQ) ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 46 in the QS World University Rankings, 42 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 66 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 54 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The School of Veterinary Science  is an acknowledged leader in veterinary science in Australia.

The research-by-thesis component of the DVClinSc provides students with an opportunity to develop and enhance analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field related to the residency subject discipline. Candidates will be provided with a total of two semesters of dedicated time free from clinical work to allow completion of research activities. Candidates will also be expected to participate in research activities on a part-time basis during other periods in the program.

On successful completion of the program candidates will be awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc) degree.

Candidates who successfully complete the program will also be expected to be eligible to apply to the ANZCVS to sit Fellowship examinations in Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

The program includes additional financial support contributing to research costs and to travel costs for students to attend relevant conferences or training opportunities. Externship costs are not covered by the program.

The award

Supervisor: Dr Wendy Goodwin

The offered position is a 3.5 year program which includes intensive clinical training in Anaesthesia and Analgesia through a formal residency program accredited by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) and research-by-thesis training leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc).

The clinical training component of the DVClinSc program involves management of anaesthesia and analgesia cases across small and large animal species. The program provides active on-site supervision by registered veterinary specialists and highly qualified clinical researchers. Residents participate fully in the day to day activities of their clinical service including the out-of hours service. Residents also participate in the training of veterinary students and the provision of continuing professional development to veterinary practitioners.

Selection criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ.

This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students who are currently in Australia at the time of application and commencement.

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate:

  • good written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • clinical experience and research interest in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia and awareness and appreciation of relevant veterinary knowledge about the discipline;
  • understanding, motivation and commitment to the proposed program.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their written application, an interview and referee reports. Applicants will be ranked by a panel of at least three members of School on the basis of their application and short-listed candidates will be interviewed either in person or by telephone. The highest ranked qualified candidate will be chosen by consensus.

Scholarship

The living allowance stipend rate is AUD$45,000 per annum (indexed annually), which is tax-free for 3.5 years, with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy (conditions apply).

Enquiries

For further information, please contact Dr Wendy Goodwin at w.goodwin@uq.edu.au or 0409 632 589.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘ANAESTHESIA-GOODWIN’ in the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Applications close: 27 September 2021

Job No: 516170

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